Igboho drags DSS to court, claims ₦500m damages over attack on house

Obinwannem News Igboho drags DSS to court, claims ₦500m damages over attack on house

Yoruba activist Sunday Igboho, through his lawyer, has demanded a sum of ₦500 million for the alleged destructions of properties by the Department of State Services DSS, during a raid in his residence, last Thursday.

The lawyer known as Yomi Aliyu, SAN, conveyed this in a statement, tagged “Illegal and Grossly Unconsitutuonal invasion”

Recall, Nigerian security operatives, last Thursday, were said to have invaded Sunday Igboho’s residence, two people were reportedly killed, thirteen guards and close associates were arrested and paraded by the DSS.

According to Aliyu, “Sunday Igboho is a man who preached peace to his followers, warning them to desist from any form of violence.”

The lawyer condemned the attack, noting the rights to dignity of human persons, ownership of property and sanctity of life was trampled upon during the invasion. While stressing that they forcefully shot their way into his client’s house, destroying expensive vehicles, killing seven people, though DSS spokesman admitted killing two people.

“A lady among the invaders was allegedly shouting, ‘if you get him gun him down, there and then our client know that the mission was to get rid of him, and not to arrest him. This belief becomes realistic in view of the fact that the CCTV recorder was off and taken away so that the carnage will not be shown to members of the public. Our client then knew that he was to be taken dead or alive as allegedly stated by the lady among the rapid raiders.

“The rampaging operatives were disappointed that they could not find a single gun or ammunition in our client’s house hence arresting two police escorts of Mr Sunday Igboho’s guests and added their guns to those harvested from their armory with a view to making members of the public believe that our client keeps militia.

“One thousand euro, two million naira, expensive jewelry worth millions, travel documents, amulets, iphone 12 belonging to him, phones numbering 15, including those killed by the raiders and other belongings yet to be identified belonging to his wives, were carted away. The only gun were those of the police of his guests!

“We hereby demand that the Federal Government orders an investigation into the actions of the various security operatives led by DSS that raided Chief Sunday Adeyemo’s house with a view to sanctioning them and release all the innocent people arrested and compensate the families of those murdered.

“Our client should be paid ₦500 million as reparation for damage to his exotic cars that include Mercedes Benz G- class, and 2019 Lexus car. He also demanded a public apology.

“Most importantly, trampling of our client’s fundamental rights including tagging him as criminal by exhibiting DSS gun as his should stop forthwith,” the lawyer stated.

Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News | July 5, 2021

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